New flag pole to be donated for Ivesdale park

A United States flag atop a 30-foot pole will be installed at Ivesdale’s community ball field in memory of William Auth, who passed away in August.

It seems an appropriate tribute for the man who was born on the Fourth of July and was known for placing memorial veteran flags at a local cemetery.

Cerro Gordo narrowing high school renovation options

The Cerro Gordo school board will likely move forward with two different design concepts for a remodeled high school and addition if it approves the finalized $3 million and $7 million plans at a special meeting November 2, tentatively scheduled for 6 p.m.

Ayers to retire after 31 years at Bryant Cottage

For the past 31 years, Marilyn Ayers has been able to combine her love of teaching, history and community as site manager at the Bryant Cottage State Historic Site in Bement,

State officials are looking for someone to take over that mission when she retires at the end of November.

Gym, auditorium decisions could drive MHS renovation plans

The direction the Monticello school board will take regarding renovation of the high school building could boil down to a few components: Extent of work done to the auditorium and to the gymnasium, and where those two spaces will eventually be located.

Koritz assigned to murder trial

DeWitt County judge Karle Koritz has been assigned to preside over the upcoming murder trial of Gregory J. Houser, a 56-year-old Manfield man accused of strangling his wife in 1990. The judicial assignment was made after the defense asked that a pair of Champaign County judges not be allowed to preside over the trial.

Progress being made on brewpub

There’s still plenty to do, but steady progress is being made on the conversion of the former United Methodist Church building in Monticello into a microbrewery and restaurant.

Statues return to Allerton trail

A pair of old friends await hikers at Allerton Park for the first time in 30 years, as the iconic gorilla and bear statues have returned to the trail that connects the main parking lot with the Fu Dog Garden.

Fiber optic sale tabled by city council

Monticello council members seem eager to expand fiber optic internet service to residents and businesses in town, but not at the cost of granting a 20-year agreement to a single provider.

At Monday’s city council meeting, aldermen decided to take more time before voting on an agreement with Campus Communications Group of Champaign.

D-W superintendent no longer on the job

DeLand-Weldon School District’s recently hired superintendent has left the district, causing the school board to hire an interim superintendent to run its daily operations. Although no longer serving as the district’s chief administrator, a school official said Jeff Asmus, hired on July 1 as superintendent, was still officially employed by DeLand-Weldon.

'Fairy Tale Courtroom' this weekend at MHS

One of the most unique aspects of Monticello High School’s fall play is that the actors don’t even know how it will end. The audience makes that determination, acting as the jury in “Fairy Tale Courtroom: The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf and the Wicked Witch,” which features three showings this Friday and Saturday (Oct. 28-29).

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